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Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Genetics, Cellular & Molecular Sciences Training Grant

Training Faculty

GCMS Faculty Contact Description
Thumbnail photo for Carl Bauer Carl Bauer
Adjunct: Professor and Chair of Biochemistry

bauer [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6595/5-8443(lab)
SI 305A / SI 313 / 317 (lab)
Oxygen and light regulation or gene expression; Biosynthesis of heme and chlorophyll; Prokaryotic development.
Thumbnail photo for Stephen Bell Stephen Bell
Professor

Microbiology
stedbell [at] indiana.edu
812 856 2331
405A Simon Hall
Molecular Biology of the Archaea
Thumbnail photo for Matthew Bochman Matthew Bochman
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

bochman [at] indiana.edu
812-856-2095
SI 405B
DNA helicases and the maintenance of genome integrity
Thumbnail photo for Yves Brun Yves Brun
Clyde Culbertson Professor of Biology

Microbiology
ybrun [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8860/5-7239(lab)
JH 447G / JH 447F (lab)
Mechanism, regulation, and evolution of bacterial shape, differentiation, and biofilm formation.
Thumbnail photo for Brian Calvi Brian Calvi
Associate Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
bcalvi [at]
812-855-5450
JH 361B
Cell cycle control of DNA replication and genome stability.
Thumbnail photo for Lingling Chen Lingling Chen
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry

linchen [at] indiana.edu
812-855-0491
SI 400A / SI 415 (lab)
Biochemistry and structure of molecular chaperon GroEL/GroES in protein folding, cell-cell communication via quorum sensing in bacteria, transcriptional regulators of IclR family
Thumbnail photo for Keith Clay Keith Clay
Distinguished Professor of Biology

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
clay [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8158/5-1674(lab)
JH 159B / JH 159 (lab)
Microbial interactions: ecology, symbiosis, disease.
Thumbnail photo for Jared Cochran Jared Cochran
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

jcc6 [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6935
SI 400B
Development of a metal switch for controlling the activity of P-loop NTPases; kinetic and thermodynamic investigations of unconventional kinesin-microtubule systems; high resolution structural and mechanistic studies of tubulin-protein interactions.
Thumbnail photo for David Daleke David Daleke
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

daleked [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6902/5-6161(lab)
MY 200B / MY 200 (lab)
Structure and organization of biological membranes; phospholipid transporters; effect of diabetes on membrane structure.
Thumbnail photo for Charles Dann III Charles Dann III
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Chemistry

cedann [at] indiana.edu
856-1704
SI 320D
Determination of atomic resolution structures of RNA and protein macromolecules by X-ray crystallography, particualrly cis-acting regulatory RNAs termed riboswitches and the gene products (proteins) that they regulate.
Thumbnail photo for Pranav Danthi Pranav Danthi
Assistant Professor of Biology

Microbiology
pdanthi [at] indiana.edu
812-856-2449
SI 220B
Reovirus-host interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Jim Drummond Jim Drummond
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry

jadrummo [at] indiana.edu
812-856-4184/6-4184(lab)
SI 305C / SI 301 (lab)
Limited alphabet coding sequences and proteins; a minimalist approach to structure and function.
Thumbnail photo for Wayne Forrester Wayne Forrester
Adjunct: Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

wforrest [at] indiana.edu
812-856-5304
MY 259
Mechanisms of directed cell migration in C. elegans.
Thumbnail photo for Patricia Foster Patricia Foster
Professor of Biology

Microbiology
plfoster [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4084/5-4054(lab)
JH 447E / JH 447A(lab)
Mutagenesis, DNA repair, replication, and recombination.
Thumbnail photo for Clay Fuqua Clay Fuqua
Professor and Chair of Biology

Microbiology
cfuqua [at] indiana.edu
812-856-6005/6-5186(lab)
JH 425E /JH 425 (lab)
Attachment, biofilm formation, multicellularity and disease ecology of Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Thumbnail photo for David Giedroc David Giedroc
Adjunct: Professor of Chemistry

giedroc [at] indiana.edu
812-856-3178/6-6398(lab)
SI 320A / SI 310 (lab)
Zinc- and copper-specific metal sensor proteins from bacterial pathogens, translational frameshifting, and RNA structure and function in mammalian coronavirus replication.
Thumbnail photo for Matthew Hahn Matthew Hahn
Professor of Biology and Informatics

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
mwh [at] indiana.edu
812-856-7001/6-7016(lab)
JH 249B / JH 249 (lab)
Computational and evolutionary genomics; evolution of transcriptional regulation; molecular population genetics.
Thumbnail photo for Roger Hangarter Roger Hangarter
Class of 1968 Chancellor's Professor

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
rhangart [at] indiana.edu
812-855-5456/5-2179(lab)
MY 352 / MY 330 (lab)
Plant physiology: environmental sensory-response systems and plant development.
Thumbnail photo for Richard Hardy Richard Hardy
Professor of Biology, Associate Chair of Teaching

Microbiology
rwhardy [at] indiana.edu
812-856-0652/6-0649(lab)
SI 220E / SI 015 (lab)
Genome functions of RNA viruses and the roles of trans-acting factors.
Thumbnail photo for Peter Hollenhorst Peter Hollenhorst
Adjunct: Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences

pchollen [at] iupui.edu
812-855-1151
JH 209
Mechanisms of transcription factor specificity in cancer.
Thumbnail photo for Ke Hu Ke Hu
Associate Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
kehu [at] indiana.edu
812-855-0166/5-0311(lab)
MY 216A / MY 230 (lab)
The Cytoskeletal Biogenesis of Apicomplexan Parasites
Thumbnail photo for Heather Hundley Heather Hundley
Adjunct: Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences

hahundle [at] indiana.edu
812-855-0675
JH 213
Post-transcriptional mechanisms of regulating gene expression.
Thumbnail photo for Roger Innes Roger Innes
Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
rinnes [at] indiana.edu
812-855-2219/5-2852(lab)
MY 316B / MY 302 (lab)
Molecular genetics of plant/pathogen interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Cheng Kao Cheng Kao
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry

ckao [at] indiana.edu
812-855-7583
SI 205A
Biochemistry of RNA virus infection and innate immunity.
Thumbnail photo for Thom Kaufman Thom Kaufman
Distinguished Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
kaufman [at] indiana.edu
812-855-3033/5-7674(lab)
JH A508 / JH A505 (lab)
Cytogenetics, developmental genetics, and molecular genetics of Drosophila.
Thumbnail photo for Daniel Kearns Daniel Kearns
Associate Professor of Biology

Microbiology
dbkearns [at] indiana.edu
812-856-2523/6-2559(lab)
JH 469/JH 432 (lab)
Bacterial motility and multicellular behavior.
Thumbnail photo for David Kehoe David Kehoe
Professor of Biology

Microbiology
dkehoe [at] indiana.edu
812-856-4715
JH A413A
Environmental regulation of gene expression in bacteria.
Thumbnail photo for Justin Kumar Justin Kumar
Associate Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
jkumar [at] indiana.edu
812-856-2621/6-2702(lab)
MY 202A / MY 202 (lab)
Tissue Specification and Patterning in Drosophila.
Thumbnail photo for Soni Lacefield Soni Lacefield
Assistant Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
sonil [at] indiana.edu
812-856-2429
JH A315B
Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Cycle Regulation
Thumbnail photo for Jay T. Lennon Jay T. Lennon
Associate Professor

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lennonj [at] indiana.edu
812-856-0962
JH 261B / JH 261 (lab)
Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Thumbnail photo for Curt Lively Curt Lively
Distinguished Professor of Biology

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
clively [at] indiana.edu
812-855-1842/5-3282(lab)
JH 117B / JH 116/117 (lab)
Evolution and coevolution; sex, virulence and genetic diversity in host-parasite interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Lynch Michael Lynch
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Class of 1954 Professor

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
milynch [at] indiana.edu
812-855-7384/6-0115(lab)
JH 324C / JH 327 (lab)
Evolution; population genetics and genomics; cell biology.
Thumbnail photo for Melanie Marketon Melanie Marketon
Assistant Professor of Biology

Microbiology
mmarketo [at] indiana.edu
812-856-3198/5-6055(lab)
JH 469A/455 (lab)
Molecular mechanisms of pathogenic microbe-host interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Jake McKinlay Jake McKinlay
Assistant Professor of Biology

Microbiology
jmckinla [at] indiana.edu
812-855-0359/5-9332(lab)
JH A309 / A308 (lab)
Microbial metabolism and its role in cell physiology, the environment, and biotechnology.
Thumbnail photo for Scott Michaels Scott Michaels
Professor and Director Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
michaels [at] indiana.edu
812-856-0302/6-0355(lab)
MY 316C / MY 359
Regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression by epigenetic modifications.
Thumbnail photo for Anirban Mitra Anirban Mitra
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

anmitra [at] indiana.edu
856-1207
MY 200A
The role of microenvironment regulated microRNAs in promoting ovarian cancer metastasis.
Thumbnail photo for Armin Moczek Armin Moczek
Professor of Biology

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
armin [at] indiana.edu
812-856-1468/6-1783(lab)
MY 102D / MY 102 (lab)
Evolution and Development; Insect Genomics; Developmental Plasticity; Behavioral Ecology and Sexual Selection; Insect Endocrinology; Invasive Species and post-invasion Evolution; Natural History of Onthophagus beetles.
Thumbnail photo for Kristi Montooth Kristi Montooth
Affiliate Associate Professor of Biology

montooth [at] indiana.edu
402-472-2720
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Evolutionary physiological genetics, population genetics, biochemical adaptation.
Thumbnail photo for Leonie Moyle Leonie Moyle
Associate Professor of Biology

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lmoyle [at] indiana.edu
812-856-7027/6-7051(lab)
JH 325C / JH 325 (lab)
Genetics of speciation and adaptation, Comparative genomics, Evolutionary ecology, Plant reproduction.
Thumbnail photo for Tuli Mukhopadhyay Tuli Mukhopadhyay
Associate Professor of Biology

Microbiology
sumukhop [at] indiana.edu
812-856-3686/6-3633(lab)
SI 220C / SI 019 (lab)
Structure and assembly of enveloped, RNA viruses.
Thumbnail photo for Kenneth Nephew Kenneth Nephew
Adjunct: Professor Cellular and Integrative Physiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

knephew [at] indiana.edu
855-9445
JH 302
Cancer epigenetics; cancer stem cells; ovarian cancer; breast cancer, cancer biomarkers; cancer informatics; estrogen hormone action; microRNAs and cancer.
Thumbnail photo for Irene Garcia Newton Irene Garcia Newton
Assistant Professor of Biology

Microbiology
irnewton [at] indiana.edu
812-855-3883
JH 221C
Functional genomics of environmental microbes and symbiosis.
Thumbnail photo for Martha Oakley Martha Oakley
Affiliate: Associate Professor of Chemistry

oakley [at] indiana.edu
855-4843
SI 320C
Research focuses on two major areas, both involving specific recognition by proteins of biologically relevant ligands.
Thumbnail photo for Heather O\'Hagan Heather O'Hagan
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

hmohagan [at] indiana.edu
855-3035
JH 108
Mechanisms by which inflammation initiates cancer-specific epigenetic changes.
Thumbnail photo for Jeffrey Palmer Jeffrey Palmer
Distinguished Professor and Class of 1955 Professor

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
jpalmer [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8892
JH 235C / JH 229/235 (lab)
Horizontal gene transfer in plants and fungi. Evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes. Intracellular transfer of organellar genes to the nucleus. Evolution of mutation rates.
Thumbnail photo for Craig Pikaard Craig Pikaard
HHMI-GBMF Investigator and Carlos O. Miller Professor

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
cpikaard [at] indiana.edu
812-855-1874/5-2659(lab)
MY 300
Mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene silencing and large-scale epigenetic control.
Thumbnail photo for Elizabeth Raff Elizabeth Raff
Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
raff [at] indiana.edu
812-855-5287
MY 100A
Specification of three-dimensional biological form.
Thumbnail photo for Dean Rowe-Magnus Dean Rowe-Magnus
Associate Professor of Biology

Microbiology
drowemag [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8514/6-0723(lab)
JH 451(lab)
Integrons and Super-Integrons; biofilm formation; c-di-GMP signalling pathways; natural competence; ecology and pathogenesis in the Vibrionaceae.
Thumbnail photo for Sidney Shaw Sidney Shaw
Associate Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
sishaw [at] indiana.edu
812-856-5001
MY 354
Microtubule dynamics and cellular morphogenesis in Arabidopsis.
Thumbnail photo for Nicholas Sokol Nicholas Sokol
Assistant Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
nsokol [at] indiana.edu
812-856-6812/6-4914(lab)
JH A504/JH A502A(lab)
MicroRNA Function in Drosophila.
Thumbnail photo for Jason Tennessen Jason Tennessen
Assistant Professor

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
jtenness [at] indiana.edu
855-9803 / 856-3616 (lab)
JH 343B / JH 341 (lab)
Studies of cancer metabolism using Drosophila as a model system
Thumbnail photo for Michael VanNieuwenhze Michael VanNieuwenhze
Affiliate: Associate Professor of Chemistry

mvannieu [at] indiana.edu
856-7545
SI 200A
Research includes synthesis, study, and design of antibiotics that inhibit bacterial cell wall biosynthesis; peptidoglycan biosynthesis and bacterial cell morphology; development of HBV capsid-binding probes and assembly-directed antivirals; oxidized phospholipids in disease and diagnostics.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Wade Michael Wade
Distinguished Professor of Biology

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
mjwade [at] indiana.edu
812-856-4680/6-4996(lab)
JH 131C / JH 131/145 (lab)
Evolution in Metapopulations; Genetic basis of speciation in Tribolium; Epistasis; Evolutionary genetics of maternal effects; Sexual selection and alternative male mating strategies; Coevolution of arthropod hosts and Wolbachia endosymbionts.
Thumbnail photo for Claire Walczak Claire Walczak
Adjunct: Professor, Medical Sciences

cwalczak [at] indiana.edu
812-855-5919/5-6785(lab)
MY 262 / MY 260 (lab)
Mechanisms of chromosome segregation and aneuploidy; identification of new targets for therapeutic development.
Thumbnail photo for Malcolm Winkler Malcolm Winkler
Professor of Biology; Microbiology Section Associate Chair

Microbiology
mwinkler [at] bio.indiana.edu
856-1318/6-1184/6-1781
JH A414 / JH A410 (lab)
Physiology, molecular genetics, and pathogenesis of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).
Thumbnail photo for Andrew Zelhof Andrew Zelhof
Assistant Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
azelhof [at] indiana.edu
812-855-0294
JH 357A
Photoreceptor cell morphogenesis
Thumbnail photo for Adam Zlotnick Adam Zlotnick
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry

azlotnic [at] indiana.edu
812-856-1925/6-1874
SI 220D/SI 217A
Biophysics of virus assembly related to virus biology, development of antiviral strategies, and construction of virus nanostructures.
Thumbnail photo for Miriam Zolan Miriam Zolan
Professor of Biology

Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
mzolan [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6694/5-3692(lab)
JH 217 / 219/221 (lab)
Meiosis and DNA Repair
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